Digital Design Services Agencies—A Radical Perspective Required

The bottomline for a digital design services agency is to ‘win a project’ and start drawling lines and writing code as soon as possible. This is a conventional ‘services mindset’ where we are hired to do a job — to design and deliver a product. By contract and by conventions, agencies have nothing to do with product’s success, there are no stakes involved, …

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Borders and Margins in Our Own Code

Most of us have used browser’s code review functions to a quick reference to the code styling. For example, I use Chrome’s Inspect Element though I rarely need it. Last week, I had to say NO to a potential project because I found that one of the partners in client side was not easy to work with. It was a …

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Stop Doing Average Work, It Annoys Everyone

It is a pity that we are so happy to do average work! I often hear such whispers by A digital agency (in services): I am doing good but I wish I could crack that client. A manager: My team is doing very well, I just wish to have that kind of A-player. A work seeking candidate: I am doing good but I am not …

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Servers Ban All 500 to 1000 lines of Code

The whole India is responding to act on the announcement that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has banned the current notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 with immediate effect, on the midnight of 08 November 2016. The surge in twitter reactions and on whatsapp fueled my mind to wonder what happens if something similar is announced for the source code in technology. All …

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Three Questions I Ask in an Interview

To me, an interview is a conversation where two individuals are trying to evaluate if they can work together. At vhite, I have interviewed many candidates in last five years for the position of a technical communicator, a content strategist, or a content engineer. Sometimes, the position was open for an onsite full time employment at vhite, while I had …

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When an Entrepreneur’s Phone Rings for Too Long

We often see it in a movie that when the phone rings for too long, we are hooked to see what happens next. Something is there in store. Rush. Pick the phone. Don’t. The protagonist, the entrepreneur. If the call is not answered, it leads to another sub plot and it plays a role in the story. Missed calls are …

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Investing in Community, Mentors’, and Influencer Relationships

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  • March 4, 2016

I live in Chandigarh. I did not have any mentors, money, or a management degree when I started my own digital agency, vhite. The learning, experience, and the visibility that I have gained so far have been largely by my quest for relationship development. I always believe in learning things from people who are doing amazing work, who are always …

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Be Your Own Story: For STC India Conference Newsletter

Your brand is not only what you do because you have to do whether for joy, money, or people. Your brand is hidden behind everything else that you do. A tweet. A movie review. A blog post. A role in any community. You participate in a conference. The chair that you occupy in a room is too small for what …

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Clients Demands: Can you push the sun a little?

While driving with my son to drop him to his school, I stopped at a check point. This was the moment where he was feeling distraction by direct sunlight, as if struggling to see around. Before I could start, he requested me very politely – “Dad, can you please push the sun a little”? I was awed by his ignorance …

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My Key Takeaways in 2014 [2]: Clarity.fm

Accessibility I was trying to find my friend’s house in a new locality in a somewhat complex architecture. It was 10:30 AM and I had the detailed address card. I saw a small grocery store at a corner and I felt like asking him for some directions right away, rather than first using my judgement and directions shown by the …

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